The Ohio Scoop

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The Ohio Scoop is your weekly campaign fix, filled with the most up-to-date information about Ohio Democrats and everything happening on the campaign trail here in Ohio. We’re here so you can get your political scoop, all in one place.

If you’re new to the list, welcome. You were added because you are one of Ohio Democrats’ best supporters. For those of you who are returning, welcome back.

We need to fill you in on everything that week, so let’s jump right in.

We’re Having a Family Meeting (Don’t worry, you’re not in trouble)

Throughout the month of February, the Ohio Democratic Party will be hosting a series of virtual Family Meetings across the state.

These Zoom events will include:

  • Analysis of the 2022 election
  • Overview of the party’s plans for 2023 and 2024
  • How to get involved in your area
  • Opportunities for Q&A and input

ALL good Democrats are welcome! Whether you have door-knocked or phonebanked for candidates before, stepped forward as a candidate, served in local office, helped lead or belong to a local Democratic county party or progressive group, or are just fired up and want to get more involved, we would love to have you.

NOTE: We are holding five virtual events for Democrats across Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southwest, and Southeast Ohio. Please join the one closest to where you live. RSVP by clicking on your region below!

Central Ohio

Southwest Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Northwest Ohio

Southeast Ohio

Ohio Senate Race is a TOSS-UP

The Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball just released their initial race ratings for 2024’s Senate races, and they both agree Ohio’s Senate race is a “TOSS-UP.” 

Ohio will determine who controls the Senate– and that means Republicans will spend whatever it takes to defeat Sherrod Brown. Help us do our part to win this “toss-up” race, protect Sherrod Brown’s Senate seat, and defend the Democratic Senate majority.

President Joey B Says Hello

Newly sworn in Congressman Greg Landsman visited the White House this week. In true Joe Biden fashion, he gave a heartwarming hello to Congressman Landsman’s kids over FaceTime. Check out the adorable video below!

The Best Delegation in the Nation!

This week the Ohio Delegation gathered together for a group photo. Look at all of these Ohio Democrats fighting for our rights in Congress! We love to see it.

Follow our delegation members on twitter!

Congressman Greg Landsman OH-1
Congresswoman Emilia Sykes OH-13
Congresswoman Shontel Brown OH-11
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty OH-3
Senator Sherrod Brown
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur OH-9

Sherrod in C-Bus!

Join Sherrod Brown THIS Sunday, January 29th at 12pm in downtown Columbus for his first campaign fundraiser of the year.

More details can be found here. For questions or to RSVP, contact Leah Johnson at or (440) 954-1813.

Can’t make it? Show your support for OUR Senator Sherrod Brown

Bribery & Corruption & the FBI. Oh[io] My!

This week, the criminal trial for the largest public corruption scandal in Ohio history began in federal court. 

While Larry Householder and Matt Borges are the ones on trial, this scandal runs much deeper in the Ohio Republican Party. 

Check out Chair Walters’ op-ed for that highlights connections between the scandal and some GOP politicians who have higher political ambitions come 2024.

BOSS of the Week

In last week’s edition of The Ohio Scoop, we warned you about Ohio and national Republican efforts to attack Senator Sherrod Brown early and often in an attempt to win what will be the #1 U.S. Senate race in 2024.

Fear not, friends. On Monday, Senator Brown announced Rachel Petri as his new campaign manager for the 2024 cycle. Rachel is a battle-tested campaign operative, who most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Raphael Warnock’s successful campaign in Georgia. After serving on Senator Brown’s successful reelection campaign in 2018 and as a Senior Advisor on Senator Brown’s Dignity of Work Tour in 2019, Rachel helped Democratic candidates in Colorado, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Senator Brown had to say about Rachel: 

“Rachel is a daughter of eastern Ohio who understands the Dignity of Work and knows what it takes to win tough races, including in Ohio. Rachel has spent her entire career fighting for working families and this race will be no different. Connie and I are confident that under Rachel’s leadership we’ll show voters we’re on their side and win next November.”

Senator Brown – we couldn’t agree more. 

This week we caught up with Rachel and asked her about her favorite Ohio ice cream shop and flavor. Without missing a beat, Rachel emphatically said: 

Brown Butter Almond Brittle from Jeni’s Ice Cream  

Team – we’re in good hands with Rachel. Make sure to give her a follow at @RachelNPetri on Twitter,  and while you’re at it, give Senator Brown a follow at @SherrodBrown.


Opinion: Bribery scandal runs deep within Ohio Republican Party

Initial Senate Ratings: Democrats Have a Lot of Defending to Do – Sabato’s Crystal Ball

New photo ID law intended to limit voter fraud may impact Ohio veterans, others

Sen. Sherrod Brown secures passage of legislation to address nursing shortage in Ohio and nationally | WYSO

Until Next Time

It’s a new year and Ohio Democrats are gearing up to re-elect Senator Sherrod Brown in 2024. Please consider contributing as much as you can to help Ohio Democrats turn out as many of our voters as we can.

If you’re unsure about how much more you can contribute, simply reply to this email. We’d be happy to help. 

As always, thank you for standing with us. I am immensely grateful for your partnership.


Emily Feltz
Finance Director, Ohio Democrats

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